Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement:

Gilbert United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World.

Vision Statement:

Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors


Pastor Chrisie Reeves-Pendergrass

Pastor Chrisie studied Psychology and English and American Literature at the University of Texas at El Paso, received an M. Div from Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC with an emphasis in Theology and Trauma and Christian Ethics, and now serves as an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Pastor Chrisie loves to share the beauty and freedom of Scripture and now it still relates to life in the 21st century. She previously served as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism at Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythewood, SC. She has a passion for the people of God and the hope of Jesus Christ in a world that sometimes appears hopeless and for connecting the church to the community. Pastor Chrisie is married to a United Methodist Pastor, Weston Pendergrass, who serves as the Associate Pastor at Lexington United Methodist Church. Together they have one son, Samuel.






What we believe:

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;*
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.